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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 28, 2009 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Gans: ..." how come there aren't any love songs, how come there isn't much sex in Grateful Dead material?" And all of a sudden, at the Warfield I realized if you listen to " To Lay Me down" carefully..

Jackson: I really dont see that song like that

Gans: see? For years I didn't either

Garcia: It's a love song. How could anybody miss that?

Jackson: It has sort of a gospelly feel to it. It sounds almost religous to me. I would hate to impose this sexual -

Garcia: Really? Well love is religious I thought ( laughs ) As far as I'm concerned, a song should have all that stuff. A song should have everything in it

Jackson: It seems though that there is very little stuff about open sexuality. There's almost-

Garcia: I've never been attracted to songs of that sort, I guess. It's mostly because most of them have real dumb lyrics

Jackson: Loose Lucy is about the only one that hints at a rauncy side

Garcia: So is Scarlet Begonias in a way

Jackson: I can see that

Garcia: Let me see if there's any other ones that I think are that way. I think Must have Been the Roses is a weird sort of love song. There's others too. I think Candyman is pretty blatant. Shit

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gans: There's so much more important to write about but what sells is a good love song and a good love song is universal

Garcia: seems to be. I've never been really comfortable with - except, I do a lot of love songs in my band. I just never think in terms of writing them. I write what Hunter gives me.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 28, 2009 9:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Very cool!

"Well I always thought love was religious..." It's nice to see that :)

I never considered Scarlet Begonias to be very raunchy at all, but I guess there could have been a one night stand somewhere between the verses.

As for Candyman, that guy is a player!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 28, 2009 10:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

" I never considered Scarlet Begonias to be very raunchy at all, but I guess there could have been a one night stand somewhere between the verses."

Had to learn the hard way to let her pass by

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 28, 2009 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Well, there wasn't nothing wrong with her, she was earthy, into good music, and the girl could work it... but in the thick of the evening she ended up being a little too hard to handle, eh?

It was a fun time, but intense, and after a night, he knew her well enough to know it wouldn't work out. But hey, at least the guy now knows a little better what he likes in a lady, and she probably smoked him out with some good Moroccan hashish.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 29, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Ah--very good CATCH, J! This reminds me of Woody Allen standing in line at the theatre, listening to the patron critique the movie, claiming complete knowledge of the motivation of the writer, greatly upsetting Allen who proceeds to grab THE writer, conveniently nearby, and explain to the patron critic that he had it COMPLETELY wrong!

Not that we did that above, but kinda...funny!

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 29, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Marshall McLuhan was a good choice;
"the medium is the message"
"global village"
"the future of the future is the present"

i don't know much about his work either, but catch phrases pass the time in a lineup

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 29, 2009 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Why don't we just ask Marshall?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpIYz8tfGjY

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 29, 2009 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: here's what Jerry had to say about the love song question

Yep! Hmmm, trying to make these make sense: I suppose that "the future of the past is the present" but then it doesn't have the ring to it of the original for some reason...